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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
quote file their taxes as individuals, not as corporations. where i come from, overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25% and the president wants the top effective tax rate on successful small businesses to go above 40%. two-thirds of our jobs come from small businesses. this one tax would actually tax about 53% of small business income. it's expected to cost us 710,000
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
quote american small businesses? >> it taxes small businesses -- >> i wish -- >> and you're going to increase the defense budget. >> we're not just going to cut the defense budget. >> $2 billion. >> we're talking about -- >> so, no massive defense increase? >> you want to get into defense
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
quote he worked together to lower tax rates and broaden the base and they worked together to fix that. what we're saying, here's our frame work. lower tax rates 20%. we've raise about $1.2 trillion through income taxes. we forego about $1.1 trillion in loopholes and deductions. what we're saying is, deny those loopholes and deductions to higher income taxpayers so that more of their income is taxed, which has a broader -- >> can i transplait? >> here's why i'm saying this. >> i hope i'm going to get time to respond. >> you'll get time. >> we want to work with the congress to help us to achieve this. that means successful. >> no specifics, again. >> what we're saying lower tax rates 20%. start with the wealthy. work with congress. >> you guarantee this math will add up? >> absolutely. six studies have verified this math adds up. >> vice president biden?
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
taken. you cannot cut taxes by $5 trillion, as he's doing, and simply say, oh, i don't have that tax cut. i'm not going to cut taxes for the wealthy when the average high-income earner is going to get a $250,000 tax cut. >> let me stop you right there because the romney campaign has a new ad out just on that point and say the president and his team are aligned when they call it a $5 trillion tax cut. >> president obama continues to distort mitt romney's economic plan. the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. the ap says it doesn't add up. abc news, "mostly fiction." even the obama campaign admitted it it wasn't true. >> well, okay, stipulated it won't be near $5 trillion. >> so does the campaign now accept that the cuts will be less than $5 trillion? >> no, absolutely not. i mean, look, if you're going to reduce the bush tax rates by 20% in the estate tax, in the amt, change the corporate rate and a whole host of other changes, that adds up in a reduction of revenue. the question for governor romney is what loopholes will you close supposedly to make up for
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
quote going to lose it. or remember when he said this, i guarantee if you make less than $250,000, your taxes won't go up. of the 21 tax increases in obama care, 12 of them hit the middle class. or remember when he said health insurance premiums will go down $2,500 per family per year. they have gone up 3,000.
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
issue from the debate -- >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: -- that has the campaigns arguing in television and web ads. >> not telling the truth. >> reporter: so what's the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates. that would reduce revenue by nearly $5 trillion over 10 years. he says he would offset that loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions, but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem, and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> we'll be watching for that. david kerley on the campaign trail in florida. david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight, and, rick, let's take another look at that gallup poll we showed. a tighter race
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation you're a smart businessman. but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been to go into the middle east and try to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> reporter: there were moments you'll likely never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged -- >> you've been begrudging all night. >> no. >> this is nothing but begrudging. >> reporter: there's hair advice for bridging the bipartisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulties streaming the debate live. there was so much demand it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> reporter: prompting tweets like this. your site is more broken than america. the rumble 2012 will soon bel toed by the refund 2012. at a press conference after the debate, bill o'reilly responded and said if fib wants their
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
additional people to go to the game, they will buy a lot of food and beverage, which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. we think it's an economy issue also. >> they say they have 52,000 followers on their facebook page. a's manager said they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> the mayors of cincinnati and san francisco have placed a friendly wager on the game tonight. edwards lee and mark mallory from cincinnati will bet, benefiting the youth sports programs. larry beil brings us up-to-date with the morning sports report. >> good morning. here's the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games to get one chance. and an umpire blows a call that kills you. it happened in the braves-cardinals game last night. in atlanta former president jimmy carter enjoying the action. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason heyward fighting the sun, back to the wall and makes the catch! spectacular concentration. top of the sixth, former a, matt holliday, solo homer off of kris medlen. 4-2, cardinals. meltdown in the eighth. pete going out on t
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
president will go after romney on his tax cut plans and his ideas for winding down the war in afghanistan. but in tuesday's debate, it will be audience members who will be asking the questions in the town hall format. >> he's got to be able to go on offense without being offensive to the audience. he's got to go on offense and defend his vision, his path to where he'd take the country in a second term. >> how about a week ago i had a debate, and i did enjoy myself. >> reporter: as for romney, who is energized by the momentum and bigger crowds he's seen since the debate, our debate coach says, keep it up. >> i can't imagine that governor romney would get overconfident, but he needs to keep doing much of the same he did in the first debate. >> reporter: the big face-off at hofstra set for tuesday night. and the campaigns continue to raise cash. the obama campaign has just announced that it has more than 4 million donors this cycle. that's a presidential record, dan and bianna. >> david kerley, thank you. >>> and for much more on tuesday's debate, let's bring in jake tapper for more. abc's c
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
details about how he and mitt romney would accomplish revenue neutral tax cuts, mr. obama who is returning to washington from florida says he will watch tonight's debate on air force one. larry? >> thank you, mark. you can see the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan tonight at 6:00. after that, it's new drama "last resort" followed by "jep ti" and wheel of fortune" then at 10:00 a special presentation of "what would you do". >> the rift between san jose mayor and police and fire unions is growing. unions have been at war over the mayor with pay cuts and pension reform, now, they're accusing him of breaking the law. >> these are the campaign mailers you'd expect to see with elections just over three weeks away. but they've caught the eye of the police and fire unions. they say they're being financed by what they consider an illegal transfer of $100,000. >> i spoke with three different campaign raw attorneys and took them through the facts. all three of them said this is a clear violation of the law. >> so the unions filed a complaint with state fair political
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
against republican paul ryan. ryan has to fend off taxes on conservative policies. some say his extensive knowledge of the budget and economy because of his 14 years in congress will help him with that. ryan says biden has more experience on the big stage. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is, he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> i don't want to say anything into the debate that is not accurate. >> reporter: that was joe biden in iowa last week he hasn't said much about the debate recently. again, he's the one tasked with breathing life back into the democratic ticket after last week's presidential -- first presidential debate. watch the debate tonight live right here on abc 7 at 6:00. katie marzullo. >>> when the debate gets underway president obama will be returning from a campaign trip to florida after spending time in ohio this week. the president will leave the white house this afternoon and travel to courtroom gables where he will speak to sue -- travel to core roll gables where he will speak to supporters. -- mitt romney moves his c
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
tax and bond measures would rebuild and reopen willard pool, among others. >> yeah, we will come swim here because the kids that come through there, they hang with their friends in the summer, and it's just sad to see that the pool is filled with dirt. >> opponents of measures o and n argue the city should not undertake any major projects until it has cash to cover all unfunded liabilities. >>> new this morning, san francisco is making a bid to be the host city for the super bowl. er bowl in 2016 or 2017, even though the 49ers are moving to santa clara. today san francisco chronicle reports mayor ed lee has been quietly working, even though it would be played in the south bay. the paper said san francisco would host a myriad of events leading up to thing about game. 49ers ceo confirmed friday san francisco is the team's home. he said if the niners win a super bowl, the parade would be on market street. if the parade were held today, well, there would just be a whole lot of fog. >> exactly. and we have mist out there, as well. pipers are needed and the low clouds and fog really al
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone. nannette miranda is in sacramento with the story. >> to bring down high gasoline prices, the california independent markers oil association, which represents independent station operators, filed for a waiver with state regulators asking that they able to sell winter blend fuel now. the an
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Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
mock swimathon to support the measures. if passed, funding from the tax and bond measures would rebuild and reopen willard pool, among others. >> yeah, we will come swim here because the kids that come through there, they hang with their friends in the summer, and it's just sad to see that the pool is filled with dirt. >> opponents of measures o. and n. argue the city should not undertake any major projects until it has cash to cover all unfunded liabilities. >>> new this morning, san francisco is making a bid to be the host city for the super bowl. the super bowl in 2016 or 2017, each though the 49ers are moving to santa clara. today san francisco chronicle reports mayor ed lee has been quietly working, even though it would be played in the south bay. the paper said san francisco would host a myriad of events leading up to thing about game. 49ers ceo confirmed friday san francisco is the team's home. he said if the niners win a super bowl, the parade would be on market street. i on the other hand what they think about that in santa clara. >> yeah, kind of strange. we are lookin
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Oct 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
from today. but he improved his status and pretty much everything from september from taxes, medicare, jobs, women. >> and the, the jobs including the question, who could handle the economy better. that could be the defining area. that's everyone's number one issue. sliding up in that arena that bodes very, very well. >> but i think we have to wait until wednesday to get the true breadth of, you know, the pre-debate, the debate, and numbers, post job report numbers to come out. i think that will be flushed out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> and romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help arm the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger role in global politics. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. they want more. >> romney also criticized the obama administration for failing to declare the attack on the u.s.
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
immediately rescued general motors. we made sure we cut taxes for the middle class and in addition to that, and when that occurred, what did romney do? romney said, no, let detroit go bankrupt. we helped people refinance their homes. governor romney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy that says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend recently said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are, my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more taxes than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. they are elderly who are living off of soecial security. they are veterans. i've had it up to here with this notion that 47% -- it's about time they take some responsibility here. and instead of signing pledging to grover nord quist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should say to the middle class, we're going to level the playing field. we're going to give you a fair shot again. we are going to not repeat the mistakes
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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm PDT
effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: there was a stark generation gap on that stage tonight. joe biden, born in 1942, is older than the baby boomers. paul ryan, born in 1970, is younger than the baby boomers. and ryan looks it. today, "time" magazine published photos taken last year and on newsstands f
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
putting a negative spill on the governor's tax increase measure that you'll vote on this november. >> former president clinton same kaim to endorse candidates and now there is more on the political cloud in the bay area race that pollsters consider, what a toss up. >> that is right. and he can pull in support and z.in a congressional district he is hoping that clinton's appearance does just that. >> president clinton came to support four democrat autos four people i'm on the stage with, and each in their own way represent the american dream. >> two incumbents represent eastern edge of the bay area. and. >> before he ran for congress he was in the wind turbine business. >> this time around, is he in a newly drawn district facing a well funded republican opponent. >> and ricky gill running his own ads and outside supporters attacking his opponent and u.s. chamber of commerce paid for this ad and is spending million as tacking democrats and their director tells abc 7 news the path to maintaining a pro business majority goes through the golden state. ricky gill told me the support is
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
never been done. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates. >> now you're jack kennedy! gentleman 23 million minutes are struggling for work. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost round. [ laughing ] >> reporter: biden laughed at ryan throughout the debate. he challenged mitt romney's tax plan for aggressively than president obama did in his debate. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: the moderator martha raddatz set it was more intimate. >> the jabs felt more personal. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory as they head back on the campaign trail to rally more support. debate was a tie. biden brought energy the democrats wanted and ryan brought seriousness the republicans needed. >> reporter: romney and ryan are campaigning to the in ohio. biden is hitting the trail in wisconsin with anticipation building for the second presidential debate next week. broken did hit, abc news, ken
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
filed papers this week claims the plan's purpose is tax avoidance. >>> two celebrities topping new list, not an honor they like. on the list of top tax evaders in california. according to the state franchise boordy beyond warwick and steven seagal are money the top five owing the most unpaid taxes. warwick who now lives in new jersey owes california 2 1/2 million dollars. segal the actor only owes a fraction of that, $350,000. >>> black friday the big shopping day after thanksgiving could be messy for the world's biggest retailer wal-mart workers are threatening to strike black friday one of the biggest shopping days of the year. the threat comes a day after dozens of employees in 12 states launched a strike against the company. the strikers are trying organize a union and they accuse wal-mart of blocking their effort and retaliating by firing union organizers. >>> if you have been watching sue you know this is true, seems like traffic in san francisco is getting slower. you are right. according to latest index san francisco is the second most conjested u.s. city up from the number five
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
taxes, the economy, to abortion, to libya. >>> also this half hour, from colorado, the fbi is asking the public for any help in finding the kidnapper of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, as police work to identify what is believed to be her body and not in one piece sadly. >> not the ending anyone wanted for the story. >>> this morning, new evidence the housing market is heating up there. homes getting snapped up in days. even the return of bidding wars. some positive economic news. >>> and later, whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina with a bomb shelf announcen't about her engagement. her fiance is someone very close to home, extremely close to home. we're going to have it all coming up in "the skinny"." >> huh, bizarre story there. again, is it -- is it really what it is? or little promotion for the reality show that is coming out in a few days later this month. we'll let you decide that one. >>> but first, the one and only vice-presidential debate last night. joe biden, paul ryan walked out onto the stage. both ready to rumble. >> the two men snickered, smirked, laughed, and drank
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Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
income tax. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47 percent it's about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class we are going to level the playing field. >> they come in and inherit that situation. absolutely. we are going if the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. always say what i mean. >> medicare biden turned to the camera spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has never been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack ken
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after to president obama for his response to the attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terror attack. >> you are jeopardizing the program changing from a guaranteed ben >> reporter: more heated than the first presidential -- debate. biden often laughed at right ran's arguments. >> joe biden understood he had to do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughing ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs. the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head for their second debate that will take place
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
debating romney that 47 percent of the country pays no federal income tax. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47 percent it's about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class we are going to level the playing field. >> they come in and inherit that situation. absolutely. we are going if the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. always say what i mean. >> medicare biden turned to the camera spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has neve
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
every issue. >> watch out, middle-class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> that's a bunch of mularkey. >> and why is that so? >> because not a single thing he said is accurate. >> joe biden and paul ryan didn't give an inch to one another. we have the details from danville, kentucky. >>> also, moving day, for the space shuttle "endeavour." it is starting a two-day trip through the streets of los angeles. >>> the postal service adds a penny to the cost of your forever stamps. its newest effort to stop all the red ink. >>> and the san francisco giants and detroit tigers are looking forward in baseball's playoffs. two more teams will move today. >>> good friday morning, everybody. it was a decidedly different debate than last week's presidential faceoff. this time, joe biden and paul ryan clash on virtually every issue, stopping short of, basically, calling each other liars. >> now, the question is, who won? an overnight yahoo! poll of over 130,000 people may have the best answer of all. and it was 50/50. abc's brandi hitt is in danville, kentucky. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
campaigning. >> that taxes on middle income people. i won't raise taxes on the person people. >> there is no republican that won without winning there. a new poll of voters shows the president's lead slung to four points. and there is last night, slamming romney. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry supporting one in eight ohio jobs. >> with the race tightening the showdown has greater stakes vice president biden expected to come out and challenge ryan. >> i've been doing mostly is frankly studying up on congressman ryan's position. on the issues. i don't want to say anything that is not accurate. >> and the. >> joe is just going to come flying at us. it's -- it seems clear this strategy is just calling us liars. and this is to go into a mud pit. >> both are well versed on policy issues so a challenge both may be trying to explain without getting too into the weeds and turning off voters at home. >> there is abc 7 broadcasting the live debate tomorrow night at 6:00 and after that the new drama "last resort". at 10 there is a special presentation of what would you do. >> and race for white
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
whether tax rates can be lowered without adding to the deficit. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times, actually. >> it has never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over mitt romney's controversial comments calling 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes irresponsible. >> the idea, if you heard that, that little soliloquy on 47%, you think he just made a mistake, then i got a bridge to sell you. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: when biden wasn't talking, he seemed oddly amused. by our count -- smiling or breaking out in laughter 92 separate times. expressive, often interrupting and occasionally personal. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch o
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> mark matthews joins us now with a fact check. >> let's start with taxes congressman ryan and vice president biden sparred over the president's proposal to end bush era tax cuts for the wnly. >> this one tax would tax about 53% of small business income. it's expected to cost us 710,000 jobs. >> let me tell you who other small businesses are. hedge funds. making $600 million a year. that is what they count as a small business. >> fact check? joe biden is right. it does include hedge funds, ryan's claim it would cost 710,000 jobs is based on a report commission bid pro business groups which leans republican. their study assumes increased revenue would be used to finance higher government spending. interest is no analysis of what would happen if those moneys were used to pay down the get det wh. ryan accused the obama administration of refusing to protect diplomats in libya, joe lied biden brought up the republican budget. >> the lecture on embassy security. the congressman cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for. number one. >> house democratic lead
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
. children's television is on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it if you take advantage of tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something to not be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been going to the middle east trying to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah. we can buy friends. i bought stewart. >> reporter: there are moments you'll never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged. >> no, no, no. >> you've been begrudging all night. this is nothing but begrudging. >> his advice for the by partisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulty streaming the debate live. >> let me ask you this. >> reporter: there was so much demand it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> reporter: prompting tweets like this. your site is more broken than america. the rumble 2012 will soon be followed by the refund 2012. reena ninan, abc news, washington. >> well, hopefully they were able to raise a
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
beverage which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >>> let's go oakland has 52,000 followers on its facebook page. they say they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> cincinnati and san francisco has placed a wager on the games at at&t park. san francisco mayor and cincinnati mayor have agreed the losing city will host a cook off fund-raiser to benefit the winning seasons sports program. as for yesterday's wildcard games, larry beil has the story in this morning's sports. >> good morning, here is the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games, you get one chance and an umpire blows a call that kills you, it happened in the braves game last night. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason hayward fighting the sun back to the wall and makes the catch. spectacular concentration. down to the sixth, former a matt halliday, 4-2 cardinals. meltdown in the 8th. short stop going out on this pop-up. halliday comes in and ball drops and infield fly and the batter is automatically out. two men out and two outs. as for trash on the f
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircr
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
talk about proposition 30 that would temporarily raise taxes and guarantee local funding. to talk about it. prop 30 is ken tray, lowell high school teacher and howard epstein the vice chair of communications for the san francisco republican party. he is against proposition 30. ken, let me start with you, i wanted to know more about it. why should people vote yes on this? >> unfortunately california is 47th for people spending in the nation. it's time to step up and support our kids. we need to lower class size. we need to hire the best and brightest college grads. that is what prop 30 does. it will bring in needed funds to prevent loss of programs at lowell high school we have a library and computer labs. we have a sports program. we have a great theater program. our kids deserve that. they deserve a world class education. they deserve an education that will prepare them for the high-tech world that they are facing. we can do no less than pass prop 30. 47th in 9 nation. our kids deserve better. >> cheryl: let me talk to you about this. why should people vote no. nobody disagrees that th
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he may need all the money he can get, because his visit to san francisco came on the day that the pew foundation released national survey which showed romney leading him by three percentage points. his next stop, ohio. vic lee, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney is in iowa this morning, moments ago during a rally he slammed president obama for talking about big bird on the campaign trail. >>> food stamps, when the president taobg office, 32 mill on food stamps, now there are 47 million. these are tough times with serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obama's cam paint mocks romney. -- >> big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
will buy a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. we swrus have no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. >>> here is the trouble with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one chance and an umpire blows the call and it kills you. it happened in atlanta. molina with a drive to right. look at hayward. he is going back to the wall and he leaps and makes the catch. that is spectacular concentration right there. the top six and former a. a solo homer and 4-2 saint luis. a melt down in the eighth. holiday is coming in and the ball will drop, but he calls it the infield fly rule. so the batter is automatically out instead of bases loaded and
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. city is considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugar drink. >> let's get a check of what is to come for our work week weather wise. >> maybe a little rain. local. we have the forecast. >> it's local indeed. i'll just put it to you this way. i wouldn't wash the car the next couple of days because we have a possibility of some showers moving in. live doppler 7 hd are the now. watching the moisture hear. just off the coast line here. it's still well off the coast but there has been at least one lightening strike around west of half man bay. so we are watching it for you carefully in case anything develops. temperatures writ now in the 50's and even few 60's showing up. here is the forecast we look at partly cloudy skies overnight. isolated showers are possible tomorrow with showers mainly in the south bay as we head into wednesday. very scattered in nature. now tomorrow morning when you head out the door make sure you bundle up. expecting some cool conditions. north bay valley low to upper 40's. even some upper 40's morgan hill santa cruz we look at temperatures in the 50's across
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> yesterday there was a mock swimathon to support measures o and n. if passed funding from the tax and bond measures would rebuild and rehope willard pool, among others. >> it's sad to see the pool was filled with dirt. >> there are opponents of measures o and n. they argue the city should not undertake any major projects until it has cash to cover all unfunded liabilities. new this morning, san francisco is make bid to be the host city for the super bowl in 2016 or 2017. even though the 49ers are moving to santa clara. today san francisco chronicle reports mayor ed lee has been quietly working with the 49ers to be the host city, even though the game would be played at the new stadium in the south bay. tomorrow the league will announce whether san francisco is actually among the contenders. the paper said san francisco would host a series of events during the week leading up to the big game. 49er ceo reaffirmed on friday that he considers san francisco the team owes home. he says if the niners wane super bowl, the parade would be on market street. and lisa, we are wondering what santa clara
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
leadership. it's salesmanship. and... we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for wealthy. >> he raised $3 million from his previous trips here and may need all of the money he can get and this visit came on the day the pew foundation released a survey showing romney leading him by three points. this next stop, ojai yes. >> mitt romney stepped up his attacks against president obama in iowa today and this rallied supporters at an event. >> we're going to do this together and take back this country. we're going to keep it strong and get america going again. you guys, iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> this mentioned has reenergized this campaign. the vice presidential candidates debate this thursday at 6:00. >> there is a dying woman's trip to hawaii took a terrible turn. a pat down left her distraught. she's dying of leukemia making what she calls an end of life trip to hawaii. she said screeners at sea-tac airport denied a request for a private pat down then made her lift her shirt and pull back bandages from surnlry autos when someone wants to ta
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed towards the wealthy, and we roll back regulations that i've put in place, that somehow, the economy is going to grow. and i fundamentally disagree with that. >> reporter: your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. he didn't show up. >> it just looked like, to me, he really didn't want to be there. his mind wasn't on it. he didn't want to engage. >> reporter: this is legendary democratic strategist james carville. >> well, as i've said, you know, there's no doubt that i can make a better case. which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> reporter: but again, why did it happen? al gore said, was it the altitude? >> you know, the -- i'm not going to speculate on that. >> reporter: no lesson learned from it? is that what you're going -- >> well, i do think one lesson learned is just to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> reporter: but we asked the president if he's second-guessing himself after that debate. >> i played a lot of sports when i was a kid and still do. if
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
have ever seen. this one got personal. >> jack kennedy lowered taxes, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now, you're jack kennedy. >> reporter: barb after barb. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> well, don't take all of the four minutes then. >> reporter: biden was often dominant. maybe a little too dominant. republicans claimed he interrupted ryan 82 times. often breaking out in laughter. even when ryan was talking about iranian nukes. >> and all i have to point to -- >> reporter: biden was even all smiles when he accused ryan of basically not telling the truth. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> well, it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> reporter: they disagreed on virtually everything. from syria, to medicare. >> now they got a new plan. trust me. it's not going to cost you any more. folks, follow your instincts on this one. >> they got caught with
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
one point ryan mentioned jack kennedy lowered tax rates and biden quickly fired back "so now you're jack kennedy?" generated 50,000 tweets per minute. president obama and mitt romney meet next tuesday at hofstra university in new york this will be in a found hall format. abc 7 will carry it live. >>> traffic and weather together, next on abc7 morning news. live look outside now this is the embarcadero where you can see the shiney roads still a little slick. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast. we'll check in with sue hall who is tracking muni metro lines not running now due to huge restaurant fire. >>> also, more problems for toyota. new consumer reports alert >>> welcome back. higher elevations to the east of milpitas and fremont right now along calaveras avenue where we have our lone shower. if you look at live doppler it is showing drying trend as the next wave of showers are going to stay in the central valley and head farther south there. for us pockets of sunshine develop this afternoon after the morning's mist and drizzle and shower activity that will be it
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. >>> next, 10 months after a domestic violence incident, suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi could learn his fate today. >>> fitness and fuel efficiency. the new connection between your weight and how much gas you pump into yo
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
realize the value of one another? >> and do that by cutting taxes? with a big tax cut? >> those are yours, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> yeah. that was kind of strange. >> reporter: the obama campaign, seeks to mock mitt romney's commitment to eliminate public television. the ad says, quote, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. the v.p. candidates joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. this morning, the cdc now confirms eight deaths out of 105 cases, those cases spread across the nine states that you see highlighted here all linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. now a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> and new concerns this morning as the economy could
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
obesity richmond is one the city is considering a -- one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. >>> long public ordeal is over. decision-day is here for ross mirkarimi. we are live with the latest on the last-ditch efforts to sway supervisors. >>> people struggling to hold on to their homes in oakland may get more help. program being unveiled this morning. >>> is the pain at the pump easing? we just checked latest gas [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin.
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perfor
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
. governor romney's prescription is that -- if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed toward the wealthy and roll back regulations that i have put in place, some how the economy is going to grow. i fundamentally disagree with that. >> your supporters say this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> it just looked like to me he didn't want to be there, his mind wasn't on it. he didn't want to engage. >> this is legendary strategist james carville. >> well, as i said, you know, there's no doubt that i can make a better case which is why i am so looking forward to tuesday. >> but again, why did it happen? al gore said was it the altitude? >> you know -- i am not going to speculate on that. >> a lesson learned from it? >> well, i do think one lesson learned is just to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> but we asked the president if he's second-guessing himself after that debate? >> i played a lot of sports when i was a kid and still do. if you have a bad game you just move on you. look forward to the next one. it makes you that much mo
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
insurance, have you to buy insurance or pay for it. when you pay when you file income tax. that is going through irs. >> interesting. >> this comes from diane. she asks i was wondering when mobile carriers going to deactivate stolen phone autos they've been working on a plan that if someone steels your phone they won't be able to use your phone. verizon is doing thchl they turn off the phone. the phone cannot be used on any carrier by october 31 every other carrier will be in on this. and so if stolen, it's inoperable in america. >> and marilyn asked i was in the gap and they were not charging for bags and giving out plastic bags to customers. are they exempt? >> no. and here is the basic rule for the new bag ban. they must charge 10 cents if they give you a bag. you're not allowed to have plastic so you're down to compostable bag that's look plastic and then, paper bags, both they must charge a dime. and the only people or businesses that are exempt are restaurants. right now they are allowed to give you a bag so think in terms of a dried up restaurant. what would you do? >> and t
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Oct 9, 2012 1:05am PDT
considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugar drink. >> let's get a check of what is to come for our work week weather wise. >> maybe a little rain. local. we have the forecast. >> it's local indeed. i'll just put it to you this way. i wouldn't wash the car the next couple of days because we have a possibility of some showers moving in. live doppler 7 hd are the now. watching the moisture hear. just off the coast line here. it's still well off the coast but there has been at least one lightening strike around west of half man bay. so we are watching it for you carefully in case anything develops. temperatures writ now in the 50's and even few 60's showing up. here is the forecast we look at partly cloudy skies overnight. isolated showers are possible tomorrow with showers mainly in the south bay as we head into wednesday. very scattered in nature. now tomorrow morning when you head out the door make sure you bundle up. expecting some cool conditions. north bay valley low to upper 40's. even some upper 40's morgan hill santa cruz we look at temperatures in the 50's across the rest of the b
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Oct 6, 2012 1:05am PDT
additional people to go to the game they will buy a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. dea wh no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. ♪ [ typing ] ♪ ♪ [ camera shutter clicks ] ♪ gets her every time. [ male announcer ] it's hard to resist the craveable nature of the salty peanuts, dark chocolate, and smooth peanut butter in nature valley sweet & salty nut bars. irresistible. by nature valley. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tonight. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 we looked at statements over embassy security, taxes and unemployment. but there is so much more malarky. a big part of the debate over medicare. >> medicare and social security going bankrupt these are facts. >> fact check, congressman ryan is right. the funds will run out of money but that is only if all moving parts remain the same which has never happened. congress has made changes in order to keep the programs going. >> they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar turning medicare into a piggy bank for obama care. their own actuaries said one out of six hospitals and nursing homes are going to go out of business because of this. >> he said 15% could become unprofitible but add td policy could be monitored to keep hospitals and nursing homes from going out of business. and paul ryan's budget proposed the same $716 billion in savings. on attacks of benghazi that took the live of chris stevens vice president pled ignorance. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they want mord sek tie fact check? joe biden is wrong this,
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